Everyday I take the dog for a walk and I can’t get over how many houses already have their Christmas trees up. I have seen houses where the Christmas trees have been up and decorated for like 3 weeks already. I can’t even think about decorating until December 1st, and we don’t even get our tree until a week and a half before Christmas.
Are we abnormal? Is it because we spend so much fricken money on Christmas decor that people feel need to have it up for months? In Canada our Thanksgiving is WAY more low key than the US and Christmas shows up in the stores in October now. October used to be reserved for candy, and costumes and trick or treating.
I love Christmas, it is by far my favorite holiday, but it’s not happening in MY house until December. Well….. expect for Christmas eating. I mean, that doesn’t really count because the treats don’t hang around taking up space for weeks. Not in my house anyway.
Here are some super easy cookie bars made with Chocolate Malt powder. I got some when I was a Target a couple months ago and hadn’t used it yet. That needed to change. These bars are super soft and really, really good warm with all the melty chocolate chunks inside. They are totally fabulous in a lunch bag or eaten for breakfast. Not that I would ever eat a cookie for breakfast or anything.
Or you could totally take these up a notch and sandwich a big scoop of candy cane ice cream between 2 warm, gooey, ooey bars and dessert is served. Really, really good dessert.
So am I crazy, when does Christmas start in your house?